FREE CUTZ for CHATS!
Cutting political conversations…
Rates Cutz 2019 is a local body election focused version of the
Political Cutz pop-up hair salon and we want to
bring it to the screen nearest to you (probably the one in your
What is it?
We felt like New Zealanders weren't having decent and open
conversations with each other regarding the big topics that define
us as a nation. In this age of 24/7 total media saturation and fake
news we wanted to offer the chance for you to sit down and discuss
issues face to face.
Political Cutz uses a unique blend of theatre & visual arts
to create salons offering free haircuts in exchange for political
conversations. Thanks to the support of the WCC Public Art
Fund we will be setting up our salon during the weekend of
Sept 28th/29th to give the public a chance to discuss the issues
for the upcoming Wellington local body elections.
You are invited to enter the Rates Cutz 2019 salon space
and interact in a variety of fun ways…
- Receive a Rates Cut and participate in a salon wide political
- Participate in a salon election, as a candidate or voter, as to
who gets a Rates Cut.
- Interact with the various candidates who are standing in the
- Participate in a group conversation with other hosts &/or
- Interact with the hosts regarding the salon and your own
- Read, interact and graffitti the chalkboard installation
surrounding the salon.
- Colour in politicians & read relevant material while
chatting to strangers about politics
- Hang out, observe &/or runaway!
We want to help people become MORE ENGAGED in
local body politics, participate by VOTING and
have a UNIQUE ARTS EXPERIENCE at the same
Its well known that people shy away from the voting booth as
only 43% vote on average in these elections and we aim to give it a
BIG SHOT OF ENERGY… one haircut at a time!
Please note that Rates Cutz 2019 is a politically neutral space
and we approach this with no political alignment.
What are we funding?
This is a project that grabs attention with its novelty, but the
ongoing dialogue that it encourages is its real value. Our aim is
to create a short and engaging web based series, a challenging
proposition due to the many moving parts of the salon. We will not
only capture the spirit of the salon in action, but also shares the
personal views, opinions and concerns of the citizens involved.
Rates Cutz 2019 offers a great chance for local people from a local
community to get their thoughts and conversations listened to and
We will look to create that discussion towards local body
politics and with this thoughtful capture of video/ audio coverage
we are looking to give a voice to those that are often not heard
during election campaigns… THE PEOPLE!
You may be one of these great peeps:
- Love FREE HAIRCUTZ
- A dedicated POLITICAL/RATES CUTZ follower
- PASSIONATE about political/civic conversations, discussions and
points of view
- Help create a video web series that gives voice to THE
- Support opportunities for the public to enjoy unique ARTS
So if you're keen on helping us evolve Rates Cutz 2019 and reach
the greater Wellington region and even further afield (digitally)
then please donate today!
Can't donate? Please share and help us spread the word of
FREE CUTZ for CHATS!
8 HOURS AGO
Thanks to you all for supporting us so far, but we still have 13 days to reach our goal. We'd love to spread the word, and encourage your friends and family to get on board too. Everyone loves a RATES CUT!
We're now visible across your favourite social media channels so join in the build up & refreshing conversation. Watch out for our pop up Live video ahead of our main event the final weekend of September, and start to hear the voice of THE PEOPLE... one haircut at a time.
We are creating an exciting public arts experience that is looking to use its unique platform to encourage citizens to participate & engage in their civic and political life. The candidates are now in campaign mode & the roadside boards are up. We will be providing deep, issue based, haircut analysis. Also chatting to local experts, other hairdressers & barbers as to what the hot topics are.
We're excited to be a part of Barbarian's Spring Uprising http://bit.ly/2mcSTsK mini arts festival. As always, they have a unique & diverse programme and we look forward to kicking off their epic final day of civic engagement. And don't forget we'll be at Rates Cutz in two different areas and times: Vogelmorn Bowling Club (Saturday 28th) and Harbourside Market (Sunday 29th) so join us for a political chat!
Thanks again for all your support!
9 HOURS AGO
What a week it has been!
We've been working towards making people more aware of RatesCutz and it's paying off! We've now received 28% of the funding goal. Thank you to everyone who has helped PoliticalCutz share politics with the Wellington community.